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Two rescued from burning apartment building in Loretto
Authorities have not determined a cause for the fire.
Why new 'Exit Only' signs have appeared on Hwy. 100
Cable median barriers are coming to Hwy. 169 in Brooklyn Park and Champlin.
After record snow and flooding, mosquito season is here to stay
The National Weather Service is predicting normal precipitation this summer, so mosquito numbers could continue to rise.
Wellness dog joins Burnsville police department
Plus: No takers for Richfield land; Robbinsdale duathlon set for Aug. 5.
After a couple of lean years, Metro Transit is beefing up service
Buses will run more frequently, and some routes will be restored when service changes take effect June 17.
Rear-end crash leaves one dead in East Bethel
The crash happened Thursday afternoon on NE. Viking Boulevard.
Portions of I-94, 35W in Twin Cities metro to close this weekend
MnDOT will take down part of the Plymouth Avenue bridge and resurface I-35W.
Metro Transit 'reset' begins with safety intervention
The agency is partnering with community service groups and social service agencies to help riders who are homeless or have problems with drug use or mental health.
2 killed in I-694 crash involving wrong-way driver in Oakdale, freeway reopens
The crash involving three vehicles happened at about 2:25 a.m. near Stillwater Boulevard.
New MSP airport reservation system lets some travelers jump the security line
The MSP Reserve program launched Wednesday and will run at Terminal 2 through the summer.
With state money, fixes to Hwys. 10, 65 in north metro are ready to roll
Anoka County will add a third lane on Hwy. 10 through Coon Rapids.
Historic Osseo cemetery gets a modern name
The graveyard at 124 W. Broadway, founded in 1868, is now known as the Open Gate Cemetery.
A video shows a man's death at a Minneapolis light-rail platform. Authorities don't know how it got online
It appears a security camera at the downtown station recorded the incident.
Osseo students meet 'Blizzo,' the MnDOT snowplow they helped name
Sixth-graders at Osseo Middle School pushed to name a snowplow after the Grammy-winning artist Lizzo.
Gov. Tim Walz vetoes rideshare bill, his first veto in five sessions
Walz sets up a commission to explore Uber-Lyft driver pay and job security. It came hours after Uber announced plans to pull out of all Minnesota markets except the Twin Cities metro area, and only offer its premium products.
'A fun place to go'? Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services works to improve customer experience
The agency has launched a multilingual "Virtual Assistant" and is exploring installing service kiosks in public spaces.
Minnesotans to jump-start summer this Memorial Day in the air and on the road
Just be ready: Airport lines will be long and highways will be jammed.
After racist phone call, Columbia Heights City Council demands member resign — again
KT Jacobs said she will not give up her seat.
Air quality alert in effect for southern Minnesota, Twin Cities
Ground-level ozone is expected to be high during the afternoon Tuesday, putting air quality in an unhealthy range for sensitive groups.
Buckle up: Minnesota participating in national seat belt enforcement campaign
Failing to wear a seat belt can result in a ticket and court fees costing nearly $100.
Uber, Lyft call on Gov. Walz to veto legislation that would give rideshare drivers pay raise
The Minnesota Senate passed the bill Sunday night.
New sustainable structure rises at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul
West St. Paul New sustainable structure rises at Dodge Nature CenterA new structure at the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, built by a…
Crosstown drivers get extra lane, but it's only temporary
The shoulder on westbound Crosstown Hwy. 62 between Valley View Road and Hwy. 100 was converted into a third travel lane last week.
Driver found after pedestrian seriously hurt in hit-and-run crash on I-94 in St. Paul
Red Wing man is cooperating with investigators, officials said.
Minnesota State Patrol joins ambitious nationwide push to recruit more women
The agency has a goal to increase the number of female troopers and support staff to 30% by 2030.
Twin Cities metro roads have become far more dangerous since pandemic began
A spike in traffic deaths between 2020 and 2022 erased a decade of steady declines.
Police teaming up to make Hwy. 7 in the west metro safer this summer
Police departments in communities along the heavily-traveled corridor from St. Louis Park to Minnetrista are joining forces to stamp out the bad driving behavior through an initiative called "Safe 7 Summer."
Metro briefs: Struggling Fridley arts center will stay open, thanks to donations
Plus: West St. Paul weighing names for two small parks; electric vehicle infrastructure in Edina.
Coon Rapids police chief steps down, no reason given
John Stahnke resigned effective May 1. Captain Bill Steiner, who has been with the department since 1997, will serve as acting chief.
3,400 Minnesota motorists tagged for distracted driving in April
Since Aug. 1, 2019, state law has prohibited drivers from holding their phones or other electronic devices in their hands while behind the wheel.
Second autopsy says Maple Grove teen's 2009 death was a homicide
Sandra Cikotte Anderson had the body of her 19-year-old son, Robbie, exhumed in November.
Minneapolis City Council member: 'We need to act with urgency' on Lake Street LRT station
Jason Chavez witnessed a shooting Saturday near the Lake Street/Midtown platform.
Anoka County Fairgrounds plans for new music festival
The Springtime & Sunshine Festival will take place Mother's Day weekend on the Anoka County Fairgrounds.
Coon Rapids amends ordinance to crack down on bad driving behaviors
Actions such as car occupants hanging out windows or bystanders videotaping drivers doing burnouts are now ticketable offenses.
Metro briefs: Minnetonka skatepark plan on hold
Plus: New interim city manager in Columbia Heights; charter school proposed in Stillwater; Shakopee OKs pool plans.
Minnesota's summer forecast calls for an abundance of mosquitoes
Near-record snowfall and spring flooding created the perfect environment for a banner season of swatting and scratching.
Becky Mechtel, who helped Minnesotans get driver's licenses for 47 years, dies at 66
Mechtel worked for the Department of Vehicle Services and embodied public service, those who knew her said.
Plymouth Rotary Club is on a mission to save lives of cardiac arrest victims
The club aims to train 10% of the suburb's residents to perform life-saving measures.
Minnesota groups urged to adopt a highway
More than 1,800 organizations collect roadside rubbish, but more help needed.
Metro briefs: Anoka is getting a new (mystery) grocery store
The Anoka City Council has given Ryan Cos. the green light to proceed with plans to build a new 80,000-square-foot grocery store at the intersection…
Anoka County, Metro Transit squabble about Northstar funding keeps rolling along
A county committee recently denied Metro Transit's request for the county's share of operating expenses.
Man fatally shot in north Minneapolis; suspect sought
Police found the victim in a running car in the city's Hawthorne neighborhood.
Ramsey County Fair canceled for 2023 as talks break down
This will be the fourth consecutive summer that the fair operated by the Agricultural Society of Ramsey County has not taken place.
Blaine school bus bomb scare turns out to be a false alarm
A student's out-of-context comment led to evacuations, police said.
Piece by piece, John Ireland Boulevard bridge to get makeover in 2026
MnDOT will enhance pedestrian and bike facilities and is seeking feedback on designs.
Metro briefs: Minnesota Zoo's Treetop Trail is nearly complete
The Minnesota Zoo's Treetop Trail, which will be the world's longest elevated walking loop, is moving toward completion with a grand opening set for July…
Financially troubled Fridley arts center needs $15K to stay open
Without the money, the North Suburban Center for the Arts will close April 30.
Man, 85, dies in two-vehicle crash in Northfield, Minn.
A teen driver was injured in the collision near Hwy. 3 and Jefferson Parkway.
Woman, 11-year-old girl killed in northern Minnesota crash
Second vehicle's driver also injured on snow-covered Hwy. 169 in St. Louis County.
Flooding escalates in Minnesota as rivers rise: 'Rain will not help'
After a winter of record-setting snowfall, melting snow and rain is flowing through tributaries across the state. The Crow River was expected to crest in Delano, Minn., on Wednesday.
Teens charged in connection with arson that damaged Maple Grove greenhouse
The nursery and greenhouse has reopened and greenhouses are being rebuilt.
In Hennepin County, outdoor warning sirens still key to delivering severe weather alerts
Sirens will sound Thursday as part of a Severe Weather Awareness Week drill.
MnDOT turns to tech to keep work zones safe
Speed wizards are being used by MnDOT to urge drivers to comply with posted speed limits.
Metro briefs: Midwest Medical Examiner to serve Bayfield County, Wis.
The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office will now conduct autopsies for the Bayfield County, Wis., coroner's office.The Anoka County Board at its Tuesday meeting approved a…
Two shot at 35W/Lake Street bus station, suspects sought
The victims were taken to HCMC, where they were reported to be in stable condition.
Still no sign of teen who fell from cliff into St. Croix River near Taylors Falls, Minn.
D'Andrea Sanvig, 18, of Luck, Wis., has been missing since Tuesday evening.
Thomas Burnett Sr., teacher and father of 9/11 Flight 93 hero, dies at 93
Longtime Richfield Public Schools teacher believed in fighting terrorism through education and active citizenship.
Nicholas Firkus sentenced to life in prison for wife's 2010 shooting death
Firkus maintained his innocence before his sentencing Thursday.
MnDOT releases list of 2023 Minnesota construction projects
At a cost of $1.3 billion, the size and scope of MnDOT's planned work this year is comparable to that of recent years. But drivers can prepare for even more headaches beginning next year.
Teen falls off cliff into St. Croix River in Taylors Falls
The search for the 18-year-old resumed Wednesday.
Construction begins on Anoka County's new Emergency Communications Center
The county plans to spend $41 million on the facility, which will include mental health resources for staff.
Robbery suspect arrested in Anoka standoff charged with 2 felonies
Richard Daily also had five other outstanding warrants.
Operations resume at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport after smoke reported in control tower
The tower was evacuated for about an hour.
Coon Rapids native designs line of swimwear for women
Catherine Huss had trouble finding swimwear she wanted. So she designed her own.
Distracted driving death has left Wright County family 'forever incomplete'
Distracted driving was a contributing factor in more than 32,000 crashes between 2018 and 2022.
Man shot on south Minneapolis LRT platform, suspects sought
The victim was in critical condition at HCMC.
Standoff ends in Anoka as suspect with hostage in vehicle arrested
The incident began the day before as a shoplifting case at a Blaine Walmart.
White Bear Lake youth hockey group sues gambling manager who quit
Christine Olson is accused of breaching her fiduciary duty by attempting to bring about the organization's financial downfall.
Eagan police officer hurt in crash released from hospital
Kade Eggum was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash March 14 on I-35E.
Why do Minnesota drivers speed? Public safety officials want to know
The goal is to figure out how to get motorists to drive more safely.
Heavy snow makes for third-snowiest winter of all time in Twin Cities
Tens of thousands of Minnesotans were without power and roads were slippery by Saturday morning.
Applebee's is latest business to leave Brooklyn Center
The closure at Shingle Creek Crossing came a week after Walmart announced it will close its nearby supercenter this month.
Minnesota digs out after heavy snow, with another storm likely next week
Tens of thousands of Minnesotans lost power, and many reported unplowed roads.
Metro briefs: MnDOT taking comments on plans for Hwy. 252
Residents and business owners in two north metro suburbs are getting a clearer picture of what the future Hwy. 252 might look like.The Minnesota Department…
Minnesota digs out after heavy snow, with another storm likely next week
Snow totals were still being posted, as thousands of Minnesotans were without power and roads remained slippery.